bobby jindal to give gop response to state of the union

Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, who has long been touted as the rising star of the GOP, is set to deliver the Republican response to President Obama's upcoming State of the Union address later this month: Louisiana governor to give high-profile GOP response to Obama.

As his state's first nonwhite governor, Jindal has long been on the GOP's radar screen as a potential future leader and likely presidential candidate. And as the GOP is launching full-scale efforts to appeal to nonwhite voters, Jindal has become one of the party's most high-profile minorities.

Jindal is often mentioned as a likely contender for the 2012 Republican presidential race, though he has said his current focus is on winning re-election as governor in 2011. We'll see when the time comes. An Indian American governor, top contender to win it for the Republicans! It's a crazy thought.

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